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Vator, one of the largest business networks for high-tech entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event in Casa del Mar in Santa Monica on October 2. Get energized and inspired by the hottest LA-based startups, as they share their lessons learned about their success and failures scaling their startups from the ground up. And hear what top investors, civic leaders and entrepreneurs have to say about LA’s booming tech scene and how it’s re-shaping the LA culture.

Mingle with the Jessica Alba and Brian Lee, founders of The Honest Company; Michael Heyward, founder & CEO of Whisper; Scott Painter, founder and CEO of TrueCar; Jordan Metzner, founder & CEO of Washio; and leading investors, such as Dana Settle, partner at Greycroft; Peter Lee, partner at Baroda Ventures; Mike Walsh, founder of Structure VC; Mike Jones, founder of Science; Eric Manlunas, founding partner of Siemer Ventures; Erik Rannala, founding partner of Mucker Lab; Jed Katz and Alex Gurevich of Javelin Venture Partners; Sean Flynn of Shasta Ventures; Nate Redmond of Rustic Canyon Partners; Lynn Perkins, founder & CEO of UrbanSitter; and Aaron Hirschhorn, founder & CEO of DogVacay and Splash winner 2012.

If you’re a startup and want a chance to win 10 sit-down meetings with VCs and $35k-plus in prizes, apply, be sure to apply to the startup competition. The application deadline is August 22nd.

VentureBeat readers can use the code “venturebeat15” to get a 15% discount when registering. This drops the ticket price down to $211 from the early bird price of $249 and $550 retail price. Offer expires August 15!

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